Barbara Karnes, RN, is a well-known hospice nurse. She has a website (bkbooks.com) that posts questions from healthcare workers (often hospice staff) and Barbara’s answers.
In Monday’s post, the question is about the main caregiver getting burned out and becoming irritable. In Barbara’s response, she said that there are different roles to be played within a family – worker bees, players, watchers, talkers, etc. We get stuck in those roles and burn-out is common, especially among worker bees.
At our caregiver support group meetings, we also see a lot of worker bees. Perhaps Barbara’s suggestions will help.
Here’s a link to the Q-and-A: